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Workshops are one- to three-day live in-person events that provide you with in-depth, evidence-informed, occupation-based and hands-on learning opportunities so you can apply the skills and knowledge to your practice. They include various learning and interactive activities including presentations, demonstrations, group discussions, hands-on activities and the opportunity to ask questions.

Calendar of Events and registrations






Anxiety interventions: Exposure therapy and relaxation skills training
Presented by Randy Paterson
This two-day interactive workshop equips occupational therapists with the fundaments to increase their competence and confidence in using two evidence-informed interventions for clients with anxiety: relaxation skills training and exposure therapy.

Building the brain: A neurobiological approach to assessment and treatment
Presented by Robin Harwell
This two-day integrative, holistic workshop will provide you with a scientific and theoretical framework for assessment and treatment of ANYbrain of ANY age. This workshop draws on the expansive brain-behavioral sciences to energize and empower any practice, demystifying the process of neuro-rehabilitation. These concepts and tools will be easily incorporated into your treatment setting.

Childhood autism spectrum disorder: Best occupational therapy practice
Presented by Michèle L. Hébert
This two-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapy professionals, researchers and OTAs interested in developmental disabilities and/or ASD best practice.

Cognitive adaptation training introduction: Enhancing recovery in people with schizophrenia
Presented by Raquel Williams and Joy-Ann Perry
This two-day practical workshop will explore foundational knowledge of CAT principles, relevant assessment and evaluation tools.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: Level 1 for occupational therapy
Presented by Gord Hirano
This two-day practical workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to understand what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is and begin to use CBT approaches in their occupational therapy practice.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: Level 2 for occupational therapy
Presented by Gord Hirano
This two-day practical workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to further their cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills and increase their confidence in using CBT in their occupational therapy practice.

Executive dysfunction: Improving the participation of adults with stroke and acquired brain injury
Presented by Charlie Chung, PhD
This one-day workshop will equip occupational therapists with skills to begin to profile executive function application in people with stroke and acquired brain injury during occupational performance.

Home modification and universal design: Advanced level for occupational therapists
Presented by Kathy Pringle
This one-day advanced workshop is intended for experienced occupational therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills related to home modifications and universal design.

Integrating occupational therapist assistants: Optimize outcomes
Presented by Heather Gillespie
This one-day workshop is ideal for occupational therapists, OTAs and employers/managers in organizations that wish to involve OTAs in the delivery of service in more appropriate and consistent ways.

Pediatric feeding and swallowing: Managing complex issues
Presented by Sherna Marcus
This one-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills regarding different feeding and swallowing issues in infants and children.

Occupation and trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice
Presented by Megan Edgelow and Heidi Cramm, PhD
This two-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists, OTAs and students in occupational therapy programs who work with adults with post-traumatic stress disorder or operational stress injury from any source.

Sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care
Presented by Tina Champagne, OTD
This two-day workshop will explore how sensory processing patterns are influenced by trauma, attach-ment, and mental health challenges and the impact on occupational participation.

Substance use and misuse: Screening tools and interventions for occupational therapists
Presented by Niki Kiepek, PhD
This one-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to increase their capacity to select and use appropriate screening tools and interventions when working with adults who misuse substances or have a concurrent disorder.

Very brief coaching skills for very busy professionals in healthcare
Presented by Haesun Moon
This one-day workshop is designed for very busy health professionals in a variety of practice settings who wish to incorporate brief evidence based coaching strategies into their practice.

Weaving mindfulness into clinical practice
Presented by Patricia Dobkin
The one- to two-day workshop is intended for occupational therapy healthcare professionals and students who want to enhance professional resiliency and to integrate mindfulness into their clinical practice.






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